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									                                         Curriculum Vitae

                                  Gregory A Book
CONTACT        10 Rosemary Court
               West Hartford, CT 06110
               H (860) 236-3836
               C (860) 803-5627
               gbook@gbook.org
               http://gbook.org

EDUCATION      University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT                                      Dec 2010
                Masters of Science – Biomedical Engineering, GPA 3.99
                Thesis: Computational Evaluation of Aortic Valve Geometry
               University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT                                     May 2002
                BS in Engineering – Computer Science & Engineering

PROFESSIONAL   Hartford Hospital – Hartford, CT                                     Apr 2004 – Present
EXPERIENCE      Imaging Analyst – Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center (Aug 2008 – Present)
                • Performed analysis of fMRI data using statistical parametric mapping, group ICA,
                    structural analysis including DTI
                • Created web-based system to automate the analyses applied to tens of thousands of
                    fMRI datasets using SPM, Matlab, Perl, PHP, MySQL, AJAX, and the Sun Grid Engine
                • Built PACS-like MRI data storage system to store and distribute over 200,000 MRI
                    datasets in Dicom, Nifti, & Analyze formats and do quality checks on data
                • Assisted with design of server cluster to manage 100TB of research data
                • Developed game of dominos, written in C++ and OpenGL, to be played
                    simultaneously by participants in two different MRI scanners.
                Within the Department of Neurosurgery: (July 2010 – Present)
                • Created surgical navigation plans using StealthVis mapping system and extracted
                    stimulation coordinates from navigation system during awake craniotomies

                EEG Lab Manager/RA – Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center (Apr 2004 – Aug 2008)
                • Managed EEG lab, including hiring and managing 3 research assistants. Performed
                   EEGs/ERPs on subjects
                • Used Matlab, C++, and Perl to create internal applications to analyze MRI data
                • Wrote abstracts and manuscripts from analyzed data
                • Created automated system for generating ERP analyses with Perl/ERPSS
                • Performed MRIs on Seimens Allegra 3T scanner, performed maintenance on scanner,
                   created pulse sequences
                • Taught other RAs Perl, Matlab, bash and other programming concepts

               Travelers Insurance – Hartford, CT                               May 1999 – Apr 2004
                Software Engineer
                • Created application in C++ for creating maps from geospatial data
                • Created geolocation/geographic search utility to replace $250,000/yr application
                • Created application to convert Word documents into single PDF document
                • Database maintenance, Perl scripts, ASP applications against SQL Server database
                Web Development Services – New York, NY                              Dec 1998 – Jan 2002
                 Webmaster/Programmer
                 •     Created WebOffice virtual office using Perl and Apache on a Unix system; with
                 login, scheduler, calendar, address book, admin functions, file manager, email system
                 •     Designed Oracle database, multi-office support, server security

                University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT                          Sep 2000 – May 2001
                 Tutor – School of Engineering
                 • Tutored students in upper-level computer science, chemistry, and math courses

                University of Connecticut – West Hartford, CT                  Apr 2004 – Present
                 Computer Technician – MBA Program
                 • Maintained MBA program’s database application, computers, and projectors
                 • Migrated printed forms into Word documents for mail merge through VB

PUBLICATIONS      •   Book GA, Wang Q, Ortiz S, Primiano C, McKay R, Sun W, Dimensional Analysis of
                      Aortic Valve Geometry from Clinical 64-Slice MSCT Scans: A Comparison of Methods,
                      Submitted to The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, December 2010
                  •   Andrews MM, Meda SA, Thomas AD, Potenza MN, Krystal JH, Worhunsky P, Stevens
                      MC, O'Malley S, Book GA, Reynolds B, Pearlson GD., Individuals Family History
                      Positive for Alcoholism Show Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Differences in
                      Reward Sensitivity That Are Related to Impulsivity Factors, Biological Psychiatry, in
                      press
                  •   Tolin DF, Kiehl KA, Worhunsky P, Book GA, Maltby N., An exploratory study of the
                      neural mechanisms of decision making in compulsive hoarding, Psychological
                      Medicine, 2009. 39(2): p. 325-326


CONFERENCE        •   G.A. Book, M.C. Stevens, G. Pearlson, K.A. Kiehl - Fusion of fMRI and the Pupil
ABSTRACTS             Response During an Auditory Oddball Task - 2008 Conference of the Cognitive
                      Neuroscience Society
                  •   L.A. Miller, M. Assaf, G.A. Book, G. Pearlson - Face Building: An fMRI investigation
                      of brain activation of faces versus houses, objects, and patterns in individuals with
                      high functioning autism - 2008 Conference of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society
                  •   G.A. Book, A.D. Thomas, M.R. Johnson, J.L. Hylton, M.M. Andrews, M. Assaf, G.D.
                      Pearlson. - Reward Processing in Social Competitive Task in Subjects with Familial
                      History of Alcoholism - International Conference on Applications of Neuroimaging to
                      Alcoholism (ICANA) January 2008
                  •   M. M. Andrews, S. A. Meda, G. Book, J. L. Hylton, A. D. Thomas, M. Potenza, P.
                      Worhunsky, M. C. Stevens G. D. Pearlson - Differences In Reward Circuit Activation
                      In People With a Family History Of Alcoholism - International Conference on
                      Applications of Neuroimaging to Alcoholism (ICANA) January 2008
                  •   A. L. Byrd, M. S. Shane, G. A. Book, E. Mulder, R. E. Kahn, O. Antonenko, K. A. Kiehl -
                      Response Inhibition as a Protective Factor against Incarceration in Those High and
                      Low in Psychopathic Traits - Presented at the April 2007 conference of the Society
                      for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy (SSSP)


PRESENTATIONS     •   Migraine Pathogenesis – Gregory A Book. Presented at Olin Data Talks September
                      25, 2007
                 •   Putting Neurobiological Models of OCD to the Test - An fMRI Study of Specifity and
                     Response to Treatment – Nicholas Maltby, Patrick Worhunsky, Gregory A. Book,
                     Kent A. Kiehl, David F. Tolin
                 •   Introduction to Perl Programming – Gregory A Book. Presented at Olin Center,
                     August 2006

AWARDS          •    fMRI of Brain Activation During Menstrual Migraine – Departmental award from
                     Olin Center, July 2006

PROJECTS      Aortic Valve Models from 64-slice Cardiac CT Data – UConn Master’s Thesis
              Used active appearance models and high dimensional warping to extract FEMs of valve
              surfaces and find differences in shape.

              Medical Image Viewer (MIView) – Independent project - http://gbooksoft.com
              Created an open source, multi-threaded medical image viewer in C++ to view and
              manipulate DICOM, Analyze, and Nifti formats. Implemented using OpenGL, GLSL,
              wxWidgets. Implemented volume rendering, maximum intensity projection, and 4D views.

              MRI Data Request System – Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
              System used to reconstruct data from the MRI scanner into several data formats for use in
              SPM and other analyses. Created a web based, PACS-like storage and data request system
              for users to search and request over 13TB (90,000,000 files) of MRI data.

              fMRI study of Menstrual Migraine – Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
              Began a project studying cortical spreading depression (CSD) at the onset of migraine in
              women. Created high-resolution 128x128x34 slice EPI pulse sequence and fMRI
              experiment. Awarded $8,955 to scan 15 subjects.

              Eye-Gaze Tracking System – UConn, senior project
              Designed and implemented simple gaze tracking system. Built the camera apparatus and
              wrote multithreaded interface program. Developed basic iris-finding algorithm

SKILLS        Concepts: Surgical navigation systems ∙ fMRI analysis ∙ EEG/ERP analysis ∙ pupillary
              response and eye gaze analysis ∙ data analysis using ICA & PCA ∙ Management skills ∙ Image
              analysis ∙ Experimental design ∙ Engineering methods ∙ Diagnostic/analytic skills ∙
              Teaching/mentoring skills ∙ Large-scale software engineering ∙ MRI/medical imaging
              principles ∙ IRB process ∙ 3D graphics programming ∙ PACS
              Software: Windows ∙ Linux ∙ Solaris ∙ MS Office ∙ Visual C++ ∙ IIS ∙ Apache ∙ Matlab ∙ SQL
              Server ∙ Oracle ∙ DirectX SDK ∙ MySQL ∙ Visual Studio.Net ∙ PageMaker ∙ SPM ∙ VAPP/CIRC ∙
              ERPSS ∙ digitize ∙ E-prime ∙ Presentation ∙ IDS5 ∙ HyperMesh
              Programming Languages: C ∙ C++ ∙ Visual Basic ∙ Perl ∙ CGI ∙ VB.Net ∙ ASP ∙ .Net ∙ SQL ∙ HTML
              ∙ JavaScript ∙ Pascal ∙ Java ∙ OpenGL ∙ MFC ∙ PostScript ∙ PHP ∙ Matlab ∙ IDL ∙ wxWidgets ∙ GL
              Shading Language ∙ HLSL ∙ Cg ∙ AJAX ∙ VTK


TELEVISION    “Most Evil”, EEG Technician – Aired on Discovery Channel, July 2006
APPEARANCES
              “Addicted to Hoarding”, MRI Operator – Aired on ABC Good Morning America Weekend,
              February 2006

								
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